PhilInBioMed Seminars

Upcoming PhilInBioMed seminars

Apr 2024
Apr 03, 2024

Tim Lewens (HPS Cambridge) (in person), Title TBA

Tim Lewens is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. He works on the philosophy of biology, biomedical ethics, and general philosophy of science. He is the …

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May 2024
May 30, 2024

Mikala Egeblad (virtual), Title TBA

Mikala Egeblad (virtual), Title TBA

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Jun 2024
Jun 19, 2024

Stefan Linquist (Univ. of Guelph, Canada), Genome-level ecology, a novel approach to the functional analysis of junk DNA

Stefan Linquist (Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph, Canada) Description Stefan is a philosopher of biology with research interests in ecology, genomics, and evolution. He works on a wide …

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Past seminars

You can find all video taped seminars here. If you would like to be part of our mailing list, please contact Thomas Pradeu.

Feb 2024
Feb 06, 2024

Sabine Eming (virtual), Immunological checkpoints in wound healing and misregulated reparative responses

Dr. Sabine Eming is Professor of Dermatology at the University of Cologne. She received her MD and her training in Dermatology at the University of Cologne. She was research fellow …

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Dec 2023
Dec 15, 2023
Nov 2023
Nov 22, 2023

David Raubenheimer (University of Sydney, Australia) (virtual): Beyond empiricism: the need for framing and philosophy in nutrition science

Abstract: The global crisis of obesity and other forms of malnutrition has continued to rise despite redoubled research effort and increasingly sophisticated technology for collecting, curating, and interrogating research data. …

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Oct 2023
Oct 18, 2023

Alan Love (Minnesota) and Gunter Wagner (Yale) (Virtual), The Hierarchical Basis of Serial Homology and Evolutionary Novelty

Alan Love is John M. Dolan Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota (USA) and Director of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science. His research focuses on conceptual …

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Sep 2023
Sep 11, 2023

Nicole King (UC Berkeley), Why are choanoflagellates so rarely “in the mood” (Virtual)

Nicole King is an Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Professor of genetics, genomics, and development. https://youtu.be/EhX9zdHABUs   Research The origin of animals represents one of the pivotal transitions …

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Jun 2023
Jun 20, 2023
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Andrew Ewald (Johns Hopkins), Cellular strategies and molecular mechanisms driving breast cancer metastasis

Andrew J. Ewald, Ph.D. Virginia DeAcetis Professor and Director, Department of Cell Biology Director, Giovanis Institute for Translational Cell Biology Johns Hopkins Medical School     Video of the event: https://youtu.be/uYJGJXkOgAQ …

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May 2023
May 24, 2023

Uri Alon (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), Simplifying inflammation and fibrosis

Uri Alon is Professor, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute, Israel. His lab studies biological circuits using a combined experimental and theoretical approach, aiming to uncover general underlying principles …

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Apr 2023
Apr 03, 2023

Steven Frank (Univ. of California Irvine, USA) (Zoom only), Robustness and complexity: how evolution builds precise traits from sloppy components

Steven Frank is Donald Bren Professor & Distinguished Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology School of Biological Sciences at University of California Irvine (USA) His main research interests concern evolutionary genetics …

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Mar 2023
Mar 21, 2023
Centre de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Salle de réunion Nord, 146 Rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33706 France
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Lawrence Shapiro (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA), Ruminations on Rubber Hands

Lawrence Shapiro is Berent Enç Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) Abstract: The rubber hand illusion was designed to provide insights into the phenomenological …

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Mar 13, 2023

Sarah-Maria Fendt (Professor of Oncology, KU Leuven, Belgium), Nutrient dependencies of metastasis formation

Sarah-Maria Fendt is since 2013 a Principal Investigator at the VIB Center for Cancer Biology and Professor of Oncology at KU Leuven, Belgium. Sarah’s lab is specifically interested in elucidating …

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Mar 01, 2023

Tyler Brunet (University of Exeter, UK), Constructive Neutral Evolution and its Close Relatives 

Tyler Brunet (University of Exeter, UK) is a Leverhulme Postdoctoral fellow working with John Dupré at Egenis. He is a reformed biologist who turned to philosophy of biology. Among several …

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Dec 2022
Dec 06, 2022
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Deborah Gordon (Professor of Biology, Stanford University, USA), The ecology of collective behavior

Deborah Gordon is Professor of Biology at University of Stanford (USA). Deborah Gordon is a world-leading specialist of ant colonies and collective behaviors. With her group, she uses ant colonies …

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Nov 2022
Nov 18, 2022

Ned Block (Silver Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, New York University, USA), Perception is non-conceptual

Ned Block is Silver Professor in the Departments of Philosophy, Psychology and Center for Neural Science at New York University (NYU), NY, USA.   Video: https://youtu.be/KpVWN5bxkrQ   Abstract This talk …

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Oct 2022
Oct 05, 2022

David Bilder (Univ. Berkeley, USA), Ancient origins of tumor-host interactions: insights from the Drosophila model

The Bilder Lab (University of Berkeley, USA) studies the molecules and mechanisms that govern the polarity, growth, and morphogenesis of epithelia, the fundamental tissue of all animals and the major …

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Sep 2022
Sep 12, 2022
Odontology, Amphi B,

John Dupré (Egenis, University of Exeter, UK), What are viruses? Parasites, processes, parts or all of the above?

John Dupré is Professor of Philosophy of science at the University of Exeter (UK), with a main focus on philosophy of biology. He is the Director of Egenis, the Centre …

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Jul 2022
Jul 12, 2022

Stephen M. Downes (Utah), An Early History of the Heritability Coefficient Applied to Humans (1918–1960)

Stephen M. Downes is a Full Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Utah (USA). Most of his work is in philosophy of science with special focus on …

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Jun 2022
Jun 14, 2022
Centre de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Salle de réunion Sud, Bordeaux,
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Elliott Sober (Madison): “Natural selection, random mutations and gradualism: Fisher, Kimura, and connecting the dots”

Elliott Sober is Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. He is one of the founders of the …

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Jan 2022
Jan 14, 2022

Johanna Joyce (Univ. Lausanne, Switzerland), Exploring & Therapeutically Exploiting the Tumor Microenvironment

Johanna Joyce is a cancer biologist and geneticist, and her research interests focus on exploring the critical functions of the tumor microenvironment in regulating cancer progression, metastasis and therapeutic response, …

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Nov 2021
Nov 24, 2021

Marie I. Kaiser (Department of Philosophy at Bielefeld University, Germany), Individual-level Mechanisms in Ecology and Evolution

Marie I. Kaiser  is a Full Professor for Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy at Bielefeld University, Germany. She has a strong interest in the philosophy of biology …

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Oct 2021
Oct 19, 2021

Maya J. Goldenberg (University of Guelph, Canada), A War on Science? Rethinking Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal

Maya J. Goldenberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, Canada. She is cross-appointed with the Bachelor of Arts and Science. Her …

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Oct 13, 2021

Ann-Sophie Barwich (Indiana University Bloomington, USA), The Limits of Current Machine Learning Models in Olfaction

Ann-Sophie Barwich is a cognitive scientist, an empirical philosopher, and a historian of science. She is an Assistant Professor with joint positions in the Cognitive Science Program and the Department of …

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Apr 2021
Apr 28, 2021

Emanuele Ratti (Institute of Philosophy and Scientific Method, Johannes Kepler University Linz) “Explainable AI and medicine”

Talk : Explainable AI and medicine Speaker : Emanuele Ratti is a philosopher based in the Institute of Philosophy and Scientific Method at Johannes Kepler University Linz. Before his current …

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Mar 2021
Mar 02, 2021
Feb 2021
Feb 25, 2021
Jan 2021
Jan 21, 2021

Paul Rainey (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology), Ecological scaffolding and the Evolution of Individuality

Paul Rainey (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany & Ecole supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris, France), "Ecological scaffolding and the Evolution of …

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Jan 06, 2021

Patricia Churchland (UC President’s Professor of Philosophy Emerita UCSD, USA), Our brains and our moral intuitions

Patricia Churchland is UC President's Professor of Philosophy Emerita at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Please find the video below : https://youtu.be/os2l4NIApyE

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Dec 2020
Dec 15, 2020
Nov 2020
Nov 27, 2020

Antoine Dussault (Researcher, CIRST, Montréal), Towards a Holistic-Functionalist Account of Pathology

Antoine Dussault is a philosophy teacher at Collège Lionel-Groulx (Sainte-Thérèse, Québec). He is also a researcher in the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les sciences et les technologies (CIRST) and a …

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Nov 10, 2020

Federico Boem (Milan), “Out of our Skull, in our Skin: The Gut-Microbiota-Brain axis and the Extended Cognition Thesis”

Federico Boem is a philosopher of science who focuses on the life sciences and biomedicine. His current research interests include scientific reasoning and its public dimension, especially science-based policies, and the …

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Sep 2020
Sep 23, 2020

Ruslan Medzhitov (Professor Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine, USA), Homeostasis, Inflammation and Disease

Ruslan Medzhitov is a Professor of Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine. His research focuses on the analysis of the innate immune system, inflammatory response, innate control of the adaptive …

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Jul 2020
Jul 03, 2020

Carl Craver (Washington University, USA), Episodic Memory and Time: Beyond the Mnemic Necessity Hypothesis

VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH1VwIwjTJc Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this was a virtual seminar. Abstract: The Mnemic Necessity Hypothesis, that memory is necessary for one to have or form the concept of …

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Jun 2020
Jun 09, 2020

Jerome Wakefield (Professor of Social Work & Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, USA) (postponed)

Jerome C. Wakefield is University Professor; Professor of Social Work; Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine; Affiliate Faculty, InSPIRES (Institute for Social and Psychiatric Initiatives: …

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Mar 2020
Mar 17, 2020
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Feb 2020
Feb 07, 2020

André Ariew (Professor or Philosophy, University of Missouri, USA), Darwin’s use of statistics to develop his theory of evolution

André Ariew is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Missouri (USA). When Karl Pearson asked Francis and Leonard Darwin whether their father was aware that the …

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Jan 2020
Jan 23, 2020
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Jonathan Birch (Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK), The Search for Invertebrate Consciousness

Jonathan Birch is Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, specializing in the philosophy of the biological sciences. He is working on evolution of social behaviour, …

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Dec 2019
Dec 17, 2019
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Phyllis Illari (Senior Lecturer, University College London, UK), Why do we need evidence of mechanisms?

Phyllis Illari is a Senior Lecturer at University College London (Dept of Science & Technology Studies; Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences) in the UK. She works in the philosophy …

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Nov 2019
Nov 20, 2019
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Federica Russo, What can technology do for you? Opportunities & challenges of health technologies in medicine and everyday life

Federica Russo is Assistant Professor at the Universiteit van Amstardam, where she carries out research and teaches philosophy of science (social sciences, techno-science, …). She is interested in causality and …

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Oct 2019
Oct 18, 2019
Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires, 146 rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33800 France
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Matt Haber (Chair of Philosophy Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA), Positively Misleading Errors

Matt Haber is a Professor and Department Chair at the University of Utah (USA). His area of specialty is Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Science. He is interested in …

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Oct 02, 2019
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Kim Sterelny (Philosophy, Australian National University, Australia), Demography and Cultural Complexity

Kim Sterelny is Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Arts and Social Sciences. He is a central figure in philosophy of biology and philosophy of …

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May 2019
May 24, 2019
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Sabina Leonelli (Egenis, University of Exeter & Alan Turing Institute, UK), Actionable Data for Precision Oncology

Sabina Leonelli is a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in London and the Co-Director of the Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis), where she …

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May 16, 2019
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Fridolin Gross (University of Kassel, Germany & IFOM, Milan Italy) – Occam’s Razor in Molecular and Systems Biology

  Fridolin Gross is a postdoctoral researcher who works on computational models of the cell cycle at IFOM, Milan, and teaches philosophy at the University of Kassel.   Occam’s Razor …

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Apr 2019
Apr 05, 2019
module 2.1 à côté du restaurant universitaire au 2ème étage, Campus Carreire, 146 Rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Angela Potochnik (Department of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati, USA), Causal Patterns and How Our Theories Change

Angela Potochnik is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Center for Public Engagement with Science at the University of Cincinnati.​ Her research addresses the nature of science and its …

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Mar 2019
Mar 05, 2019
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Charles Pence (Univ. catholique Louvain) “The Wonderful Form of Cosmic Order”: Bringing Statistics to Evolution

Charles Pence is a Philosopher of biology at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. His work spans two distinct areas. First is the philosophy and history of evolutionary biology – …

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Feb 2019
Feb 15, 2019
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Jan 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Gerd Müller (Professor Biology, Univ. Vienna & KLI Institute, Austria) – Do we need an extended evolutionary synthesis?

Gerd B. Müller is Professor and Head of the Department of Theoretical Biology at the University of Vienna (Austria). He is the President of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI).   Do we …

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Oct 2018
Oct 18, 2018
Salle de conférence de l’Espace Santé, Campus Carreire, 146 Rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Jacob Stegenga (University Lecturer in philosophy of science, Cambridge Univ. & Bordeaux IDEX Visiting Scholar), Medical Nihilism

Jacob Stegenga will be an IDEX Visiting Scholar in Thomas Pradeu’s group at ImmunoConcept from October 2018 to March 2019. More information here. Jacob is a University Lecturer in philosophy of …

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Sep 2018
Sep 27, 2018
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Lara Keuck (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Borderline cases and effective theories in philosophy of medicine

Lara Keuck (Research Scholar at the Department of History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Lara will be a visitor of Thomas Pradeu's group at ImmunoConcept from Sept 24 to Oct 5, …

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Jul 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Paul Griffiths (Sydney), What is an organism, and what is it for? Neo-Aristotelian, Darwinian and post-Hamilton perspectives

A philosopher of science with a focus on biology and psychology, Paul Griffiths (University of Sydney, Australia) was educated at Cambridge and the Australian National University, receiving his PhD in …

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Jun 2018
Jun 20, 2018
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Samir Okasha (University of Bristol, Philosophy Department, UK), The Metaphor of Agency in Biology

Samir Okasha is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Bristol (UK). Most of his research falls into two main areas: (i) philosophy of biology / evolutionary theory; and …

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Jun 06, 2018
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Alexander Bird (King’s College, London), Understanding the Replication Crisis as a Base Rate Fallacy

Abstract The replication (replicability, reproducibility) crisis in social psychology and clinical medicine arises from the fact that many apparently well-confirmed ex- perimental results are subsequently overturned by studies that aim …

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Jun 01, 2018
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Alvaro Moreno (San Sebastian), The unfolding of nested individualities in the origin of life and early evolution

Alvaro Moreno Bergareche is Full Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) (Spain). Founder of the Philosophy of Biology Group at the UPV/EHU, he …

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Apr 2018
Apr 24, 2018
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Valerie Hardcastle (University of Cincinnati), “The Microbiome and the Brain: A New Revolution in Neuroscience?”

Valerie Hardcastle is Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati. An internationally recognized scholar, Valerie is the author of five books and over …

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Apr 06, 2018
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Imagerie Service, 1st floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33076 France
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Arnaud Pocheville (University of Sydney, Australia), An Introduction to Measuring Causal Specificity

Abstract Several authors have argued that causes differ in the degree to which they are ‘specific’ to their effects. Woodward has used this idea to enrich his influential interventionist the- …

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Feb 2018
Feb 27, 2018
Salle de conférence de l’Espace Santé, Campus Carreire, 146 Rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Johannes Jaeger (Complexity Science Hub, Vienna), Beyond networks: evolutionary dynamics of developmental processes

More on Johannes Jaeger's research here.   Video of the talk: https://youtu.be/A-ksw8DlCZg Abstract: In evolution, as in the study of complex disease, the connection between genotype and phenotype is far …

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Jan 2018
Jan 16, 2018
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Lauren Ross (Irvine): Causal concepts in biology: how pathways differ from mechanisms and why it matters

Lauren Ross (Logic and Philosophy of Science Department, University of California, Irvine) Title of the talk: "Causal concepts in biology: how pathways differ from mechanisms and why it matters" https://youtu.be/TssjCftz_Es …

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Dec 2017
Dec 12, 2017
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Jean Gayon (IHPST & Pantheon-Sorbonne): Are population genetics models “reversible”: (ir)reversibility of evolution

Jean Gayon is the Director of the Institut d'Histoire et Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST) and Professor Emeritus at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Philosophy and history of science). …

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Oct 2017
Oct 06, 2017
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Marc-André Selosse (MNHN), The evolution of interdependency between symbiotic organisms by neutral evolution

Marc-André Selosse (Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle; Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité; Sorbonne Universités) Professor, Interactions and evolution of vegetal and fungal models: Symbiosis, mycorrhizae, mycology, microbiology, botany, ecology, evolution. The …

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Sep 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Tim Lewens (HPS, Cambridge Univ., UK): Science and Values: The Case of ‘Mitochondrial Donation’

Tim Lewens (HPS, Cambridge University, UK) Science and Values: The Case of ‘Mitochondrial Donation’ https://youtu.be/yPWmWl3hQcM   Abstract: In 2015, the UK became the first country in the world to introduce …

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Jul 2017
Jul 13, 2017
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Imagerie Service, 1st floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33076 France
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James Woodward (University of Pittsburgh, History & Philosophy of Science Dpt, USA), Causation in Biology

James Woodward (Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh) Causation in Biology https://youtu.be/Z9vgbHRUnJo Abstract This talk will discuss some recent work …

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Jun 2017
Jun 13, 2017
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Marc Daëron (Institut Pasteur, CIML, IHPST, Paris, France), Biological functions challenged by omics

Marc Daëron (Institut Pasteur, CIML & IHPST) "Biological functions challenged by omics"   Abstract Omics are technology-based large-scale analyses of structurally and/or functionally related populations of molecules designated by the …

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May 2017
May 31, 2017
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Leonardo Bich (ImmunoConcept), Minimal cognition and its foundations in regulatory mechanisms

Leonardo Bich (ERC IDEM, ImmunoConcEpT, CNRS & University of Bordeaux) "Minimal cognition and its foundations in regulatory mechanisms in basic living systems" Abstract: This talk addresses the question of minimal …

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May 02, 2017
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Marco Nathan (University of Denver, Dpt Philosophy, USA), Philosophical Reflections on Diagnosis and Prognosis

Marco Nathan (University of Denver, USA) Philosophical Reflections on Diagnosis and Prognosis Abstract The goal of this talk is to discuss a prominent—albeit neglected—class of scientific inferences, ‘counterfactual explanations,’ which …

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Apr 2017
Apr 14, 2017
Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires, 146 rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33800 France
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William Bechtel (UCSD), Constructing and Analyzing Networks to Discover Mechanisms: Applications in Yeast and Cancer Biology

William Bechtel (Department of Philosophy and Center for Circadian Biology, University of California, San Diego, USA) Constructing and Analyzing Networks to Discover Mechanisms: Applications in Yeast and Cancer Biology Abstract: …

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Jan 2017
Jan 31, 2017
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Andrea Grignolio (Univ. Tours & Sapienza), The social resistance against vaccination: few suggestions from history

Andrea Grignolio (Historian of medicine, Sapienza & Université de Tours) The roots of the 1st international biopharmaceutical production in the Region Centre & the social resistance against vaccination: few suggestions …

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Jan 17, 2017
Salle 28, Bâtiment ED, premier étage/second floor,

Etienne Coutureau (CNRS & University of Bordeaux, Decision and Adaptation Team, INCIA), Learning to decide

Etienne Coutureau (Decision and Adaptation Team, Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience, UMR5287, University of Bordeaux) Learning to decide Abstract Decision making is an essential component of our life …

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Dec 2016
Dec 06, 2016
Nouvelle salle de vidéoconférence de la BU,

P. Lopez-Garcia (Paris-Sud), Molecular views on the microbial world challenge old misconceptions about biological evolution

Purificación Lopez-Garcia (Unité d’Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, CNRS UMR 8079, Université Paris-Sud) Molecular views on the microbial world challenge old misconceptions about biological evolution Abstract: Life and (biological) evolution are indissoluble. …

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Nov 2016
Nov 22, 2016
Nouvelle salle de vidéoconférence de la BU,

François Duchesneau (Montreal), The cell as an elementary organism: from Schwann to Brücke and Kölliker

François Duchesneau (Professor of Philosophy, University of Montreal, Canada) The cell as an elementary organism: from Schwann to Brücke and Kölliker Video of the talk. This presentation is about the way …

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Oct 2016
Oct 18, 2016
Salle de conférence de l’Espace Santé, Campus Carreire, 146 Rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Sara Green (Dpt Science Education, University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Systems Biology – The Future of Medicine?

Sara Green (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) Systems Biology – The Future of Medicine? Systems biology is expected to radically shape the future of medicine. In this talk I specifically address the …

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Sep 2016
Sep 15, 2016
Salle de conférence du Service de néphrologie (CHU Bordeaux),

Peter Godrey-Smith (CUNY, USA & HPS, University of Sydney, Australia), Individuality and Minimal Cognition

Peter Godfrey-Smith (City University of New York, USA & HPS, University of Sydney, Australia) Abstract: The paper links discussions of two topics, biological individuality and the simplest forms of mentality. I …

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Jun 2016
Jun 20, 2016
Salle de réunion FR TransBioMed,

André Ariew (Missouri), Sir Francis Galton, Reversion, and the Quincunx: The Rise of Statistical Explanations

– June 20, 10am-12pm: André Ariew (Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri, USA) Sir Francis Galton, Reversion, and the Quincunx: The Rise of Statistical Explanations Philosophical lessons learned from Galton’s …

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Jun 07, 2016
salle TP – Visio 2,

Michel Morange (ENS Paris & UPMC), What does a ‘global history’ of biology bring to us?

Michel Morange (Centre Cavaillès, ENS Paris & UPMC). What does a ‘global history’ of biology bring to us? Video of the talk: Video Morange Abstract: To write a global history …

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Jun 06, 2016
Bordeaux Pellegrin Hospital, Rheumatology Service, 12th floor, Place Amélie Raba Léon
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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Denis Walsh (Toronto), Organisms, Agency, and Evolution

– June 6th 10am-12pm: Denis Walsh (University of Toronto, Canada) Bibliothèque du service de Rhumatologie, 12e étage du Tripode, groupe hospitalier Pellegrin. Rencontre avec l’auteur à propos de son livre …

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May 2016
May 27, 2016
Salle de conférence de l’Espace Santé, Campus Carreire, 146 Rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33000 France
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David C. Queller & Joan Strassmann (WashU), Kith selection: simple theory, complicated amoebas and bacteria

David C. Queller & Joan Strassmann (Queller/Strassmann Research Group, Washington University in St. Louis, USA) Kith selection: simple theory, complicated amoebas and bacteria Commentator: Johannes Martens (IHPST, CNRS & Paris …

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May 02, 2016
Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires, 146 rue Léo Saignat
Bordeaux, 33800 France
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Melinda Bonnie Fagan (Philosophy Dpt, Utah), Stem Cell Models: Cell identity, Development, and Levels of Organization

Melinda Bonnie Fagan (Philosophy Department, University of Utah, USA) Abstract: The concept of a stem cell is a peculiar one, uniting two very different ideas.  A cell is a well-characterized biological …

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Apr 2016
Apr 27, 2016
salle TP – Visio 2,

Marcel Weber (Philosophy, Geneva), What’s Special About Genes? Causal Specificity, Information, and Genetic Causation

Marcel Weber (University of Geneva, Switzerland) What’s Special About Genes? Causal Specificity, Information, and Genetic Causation Attention! Exceptionnellement, la séance commencera à 12h au lieu de 12h30 (The seminar will …

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Apr 06, 2016
Campus Carreire, Amphi. 12,

Philippe Horvath (DuPont), Discovery of CRISPR-Cas, bacterial immune system: From fundamental research to industrial applications

Philippe Horvath (DuPont): Discovery of CRISPR-Cas, the bacterial immune system: From fundamental research to industrial applications Slides of the talk: Slides Horvath. Abstract: Discovered in 2007, CRISPR-Cas is a bacterial …

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Apr 05, 2016
salle TP – Visio 2,

Lynn Chiu (ImmunoConcept), Host-Microbiota Symbiosis: One, Many, or Mega-Organism? Lessons from Internalism vs. Externalism debates in biology and psychology

Lynn Chiu (post-doc ERC IDEM Project): Host-Microbiota Symbiosis: One, Many, or Mega-Organism? Lessons from Internalism vs. Externalism debates in biology and psychology Link to PDF presentation: Chiu, Host-Microbiota Symbiosis Video …

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Mar 2016
Mar 03, 2016
salle TP – Visio 2,

Maureen O’Malley (ImmunoConcept), Why Philosophy of Microbiology?

Maureen O’Malley (University of Bordeaux; previously: University of Sydney), Why Philosophy of Microbiology? Attention! Exceptionnellement, la séance commencera à 12h au lieu de 12h30 (The seminar will start at noon, instead …

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Jan 2016
Jan 12, 2016
salle TP – Visio 2,

Sven Saupe & Mathieu Paoletti (Bordeaux), Self and nonself in fungi

Sven Saupe (UMR5095, IBGC, CNRS & Université de Bordeaux) & Mathieu Paoletti (UMR5095, IBGC, CNRS & Université de Bordeaux), “Self and nonself in fungi” (“Soi et non-soi chez les champignons”). …

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Dec 2015
Dec 21, 2015
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Anya Plutynski (WashU), Cancer From a Multilevel Perspective: Tumors as Proto-organism?

Anya Plutynski (Department of Philosophy, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA) Cancer From a Multilevel Perspective: Tumors as Proto-organism? Slides of the talk: Cancer from a multilevel perspective Abstract: We …

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Nov 2015
Nov 10, 2015
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Thomas Polger (Cincinnati), Birds, and Bees, and Primates, Oh My! A Defense of the Sparse Theory of Multiple Realization

Thomas Polger (Department of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati, USA & IdEx Visiting Scholar at Université Bordeaux-Montaigne), “Birds, and Bees, and Primates, Oh My! A Defense of the Sparse Theory of Multiple Realization” Slides of the talk: Sparse Multiple Realization Video of the talk available (contact me). …

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Oct 2015
Oct 06, 2015
salle TP – Visio 2,

Ken Gemes (UnivLondon), Nietzsche’s Notion of Health

Ken Gemes (Birkbeck, University of London), “Nietzsche’s Notion of Health”. Commentator: Andreas Bikfalvi (Directeur du Laboratoire de L’Angiogenèse et du Microenvironnement des Cancers, INSERM U1029) Link to the video recording of the conference: …

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Sep 2015
Sep 30, 2015
Salle 36,

Alyssa Ney (UCDavis), The Metaphysics of Mental Disorder

Alyssa Ney (Department of Philosophy, University of California Davis, USA), “The Metaphysics of Mental Disorder”. Abstract: In this paper I discuss the metaphysics of mental disorders, in particular the relationship …

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Sep 15, 2015
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Jean-François Moreau (ImmunoConcept), De l’importance de la mobilité dans le système immunitaire : l’exemple du vieillissement

Jean-François Moreau (ImmunoConcept), “De l’importance de la mobilité dans le système immunitaire : l’exemple du vieillissement”. Commentator: Maël Lemoine (MCF en philosophie, Université de Tours) Audio file of the conference: Audio (or please contact Thomas Pradeu)

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Jul 2015
Jul 16, 2015
Site de Carreire, Amphi 6,

Adam Ferner, Organic individuals

Adam Ferner – Organic individuals

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Jun 2015
Jun 23, 2015
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Jan Pieter Konsman

Jan Pieter Konsman, Titre à préciser (discutant à préciser)

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Jun 08, 2015
Site de Carreire, Amphi 7,

Thomas Boraud, Les neurosciences peuvent-elle étudier les processus de prise de décision sans tomber dans la néo-phrénologie?

Thomas Boraud, Les neurosciences peuvent-elle étudier les processus de prise de décision sans tomber dans la néo-phrénologie? (discutant: Cédric Brun)

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May 2015
May 18, 2015
Site de Carreire, Amphi 6,

Nora Abrous

Nora Abrous (Titre à préciser) (discutant: A.M. Ferner)

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Apr 2015
Apr 20, 2015
Site de Carreire, Amphi 6,

Maël Lemoine, Comment définir la maladie?

Maël Lemoine – Comment définir la maladie? (discutant à préciser)

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Mar 2015
Mar 20, 2015
Salle de conférence du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle,

Philippe Kourilsky, Le jeu du hasard et de la complexité

Vendredi 20 Mars, de 14h à 15h30 (Salle de conférences du Centre de génomique fonctionnelle) : Philippe Kourilsky – ‘Le jeu du hasard et de la complexité’ (discutant: Thomas Pradeu)

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Feb 2015
Feb 10, 2015
Site de Carreire, Amphi 6,

Cédric Brun – L’explication en neurosciences, mécanisme et réductionnisme?

Cédric Brun ‘L’explication en neurosciences, mécanisme et réductionnisme?’ (discutant: Thomas Boraud)

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Jan 2015
Jan 13, 2015
Site de Carreire, Amphi 6,

Andreas Bikfalvi, Variations, évolutions et métamorphoses de l’arbre vasculaire

Andreas Bikfalvi ‘Variations, évolutions et métamorphoses de l’arbre vasculaire’ (discutant: Thomas Pradeu)

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Organizer: Thomas Pradeu

Past program (From January 2015 to July 2017): Philosophy & Biology Past Program